SANDCAST Sterling Silver Turquoise Pendant SOUTHWEST Necklace Vintage
Very unique sand cast pendant strung with sterling silver tube and bench beads on a foxtail chain with hook/eye clasp. Quite a large, heavy pendant. Turquoise stone is set in a hand cut bezel and resembles Morenci, although I do not know the mine or the artist. Likely Native American made but it is unsigned so I cannot declare that.
Stone: Natural turquoise
Purity: Unmarked but pendant and beads tested positive for sterling silver
Weight: Approx 65 grams
Measurements: Necklace measures approx 23 1/4 inches in length; pendant measures approx 2 3/4 inches with bail by 1 3/4 inches width at widest; cabochon is approx 1 1/4 inch by 5/8 inch.